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"Music modulates levels of dopamine in the brain which is a chemical responsible for reward and pleasure," Levitin explained. "It also modulates serotonin levels and norepinephrine, a stimulant. And in the right combinations, these can give rise to feelings of ecstasy and intense pleasure — almost a sense of being at one with the world."

-full article here

Phantogram

Explosions in the Sky

Modest Mouse

Fiona Apple

Passion Pit

Built to Spill

Built to Spill

Special thanks goes out to Paul Liebman who takes really nice photographs.

(Sinead O’Connor and Winston Rodney)

Summer
 Reggae season is in full swing here at 2DiB. 

In 2005, Sinead O’Connor went to Kingston, Jamaica, and recorded a pretty righteous reggae album at Tuff Gong with some heavy hitter reggae musicians. Strong chance you are thinking, “Hold the phone, that baldy Irish woman who was big in the ’80s put out a reggae album?!” To that question we simply says, “Yes.” The album is as good as the concept is odd. O’Connor delivers silky and soothing vocals on reggae covers by Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, The Abyssinians, Junior Byles and, of course, Bob Marley. Her band is legit and the production team of Sly & Robbie make this record rockers.



Sinead O’Connor
“Y Man Gas”

David Carbonara has beautifully placed so many songs in Mad Men. Season 5, Episode 10 closes out with this dreamy B-side from Lovin’ Spoonful.

Lovin’ Spoonful: “Butchie’s Tune”

One half of Two Degrees in Bebop got to see Gosepl Singer Naomi Shelton open up The Great Googa Mooga festival in Brooklyn on Saturday. Her music was as warm as the May sun beating down on the field in Prospect Park.
Naomi Shelton “What is This?”
Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

One half of Two Degrees in Bebop got to see Gosepl Singer Naomi Shelton open up The Great Googa Mooga festival in Brooklyn on Saturday. Her music was as warm as the May sun beating down on the field in Prospect Park.

Naomi Shelton “What is This?”

Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Linda Ronstadt, with the Country Gazette - McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA, 1974

An intimate, rootsy set from Linda! So good. 

01. Rocky Top (Boudleax and Felice Bryant)
02. Crazy Arms (Ralph Mooney and Chuck Seals)
03. Once More (Dusty Owens)
04. Wicked Path Of Sin (Bill Monroe)
05. I Can’t Help It (Hank Williams)
06. Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms (Bill Monroe)
07. The Poor Old Slave (traditional)
08. Angel Band (Traditional, The Stanley Brothers)
09. Orange Blossom Special (Ervin Rouse) - instrumental 

Thanks to Big O for posting. 

This is really good.

Shout out to Donna Summer. RIP. 
 Allen Toussaint “Soul Sister”

Shout out to Donna Summer. RIP.

Allen Toussaint “Soul Sister”

Contrary to popular opinion, we here at 2DiB like to remember Amy Winehouse for her vocal contributions to soul and rhythm and blues music. Case in point, this song off her “Back in Black” B-Sides.Amy Winehouse “Valerie”

Contrary to popular opinion, we here at 2DiB like to remember Amy Winehouse for her vocal contributions to soul and rhythm and blues music.

Case in point, this song off her “Back in Black” B-Sides.

Amy Winehouse “Valerie”

Before Dan Auerbach was one half of The Black Keys, he was one third of a bluesy band from northern Ohio called The Barnburners. On their only release (the 6-song EP The Raw Boogie) the trio tackled Junior Kimbrough’s staple “Meet Me in the City”.

The BarnBurners “Meet me in the City”

Oklahoma newcomer John Fullbright’s new album “from the ground up” is an amazing display of American music. He can sing, he can play, he can write damn good songs and he is barely old enough to drink beer. Listen to “Satan and St. Paul”. Conversley, if you are feeling a bit more upbeat go check out album opener “Gawd Above”.
John Fullbright “Satan and St. Paul”
(Photo: Richard Webb)

Oklahoma newcomer John Fullbright’s new album “from the ground up” is an amazing display of American music. He can sing, he can play, he can write damn good songs and he is barely old enough to drink beer. Listen to “Satan and St. Paul”. Conversley, if you are feeling a bit more upbeat go check out album opener “Gawd Above”.

John Fullbright “Satan and St. Paul”

(Photo: Richard Webb)